Sunday, August 29, 2010

No Quilting Today

Yawn. Stretch. Eat. Hey, I could make a movie, too. It would be at least as boring as the "Eat, Pray, Love" movie.

The day after (the wedding, or any other major event) always seem to leave one in a kind of fog.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Wedding Quilt

We are leaving momentarily for the "ranch" where the wedding is taking place. Crystals hang from the trees, candles are lit, the "circle" is defined, the wedding quilt is completed, .... let the vows begin. Have a long, lovely, happy life, my dear sweet Chris. I love you beyond my dreams of loving a son. You make me so proud. Thank you for bringing such a lovely young lady into our family. Welcome, Kathy.

Road Trip/ Guilt Trip

I always feel at least a twinge of Guilt when more than a day or two passes without my writing something on my daily (ha ha ha ha ha ha) blog. I will say that it would be challenging for me, at best, to drive and type at the same time.....

When one discusses a Road Trip, there is now an image of my daughter and me attached. We have been driving, somewhere, since last Sunday. Actually the journey began the week before since it does take a two-and-a-half-day road trip for us to actually get to Colorado. Perhaps someone remembers that we headed to Loveland, Colorado, for a quilt show last weekend. Well, we had a lovely time in a perfectly lovely place. Hey, I just figured out how folks arrived at the name of the town!!! Duh.

Anyway, in order to arrive home in time to re-pack and leave for Austin and the wedding, we had to immediately begin our drive home on the same day we broke down our booths. For some reason (??) we were so tired it took us until Wednesday to get home. Wait, forget the "get home" part, we had to continue driving thirty more miles, without stopping to even take the trailer off so I could do some very important errands. I needed a haircut, manicure, pedicure, and some new shoes. Like I said, VERY important. Anyway, we finally headed home around six in the evening. My husband, Tom, drove in almost simultaneously. Oh, my mother and her husband also arrived at about the same time, driving in from Alabama. Forget sleeping. There were clothes to wash, wedding gifts to wrap, suitcases to un-pack and re-pack, etc, etc, etc....Does it help that I thought about the blog?

Monday, August 16, 2010

So its a Blurry Quilt

Don't complain about the lousy image, Dianne. At least you finally took the picture. That's my story and I am stickin' to it !! Husbands. Where are they when you need them? Oh yeah, earning a living, heh heh. I love applique but I am done for a while after doing this baby. I am appliqued out. My favorite part about this quilt was the opportunity to use gobs of different stitches that are in the machine. Definitely expanded my horizons in the world of stitches. Now, will I ever use them, again?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Finally, Completed a Quilt

Of course, I waited to write this as I am heading out the door to the movie, Eat, Pray, Love. My plan is to return to Bali this fall and a lot of this movie was shot in places I have visited there. It will be fun to see the movie with that information under my belt. Oh, my husband is calling that it is time to go. I will have to wait to add the photograph of the quilt top I was working on. More later....

Monday, August 9, 2010

Selvedge Edge Cup

This cup I made is in honor of Karen Griska who started the slevedge edge quilting craze. She is great. However, this is also in honor of.....who can it be???? Oh yeah, duh, it says it right on the cup, Kaffe Fassett. MY IDOL. Isn' that fun?

Also, I photgrahped the quilt I am trying to complete. It has been sitting in my closet , unfinished, for several months. Since I had a realllly long "to do" list, I thought it appropriate that I do something so not on that list. Whatchathink?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Quilter's To-Do List

My "To Do" list is so long I am intimidated just at the thought of writing it all down. So, in keeping with my history, I seem to be looking at it as my "To Don't List, " again. I somehow got started working on something not on my list -- to finish, or at least attempt to finish, one of my unfinished projects. It is taking me waaaaay longer than I expected, but, isn't that why I put it aside in the first place? Perhaps if I just put it on my "To Do" list, I will be able to get something else done?

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Quiltmaker" features this Quiltmaker

Well, since I last logged in to this site, my husband was invited to interview for a job in another state, we drove to Arkansas and back, my sweet brother has had knee surgery, it looks like I will be decorating a wedding cake, I completed two quilts, worked on a gazillion crossword puzzles as we drove to the interview, and packaged 15 cases of our cup kit, walked eight miles, sewed on more quilts, etc. You might notice there was no mention of sleeeeep...

Did I mention that Quiltmaker magazine featured our Quilt in a Clipboard in their latest issue? What a nice surprise as we opened the colorful pages. Totally fun to get such great support from the quilting world. Hope you get lucky and read allll about us, heh heh.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Quilt - Wild Child

(4 miles -- for some reason the phrase, "blood, sweat, and tears," keeps running through my head. DUH. )

I hope I am getting some credit for multiple blogs in a day, heh heh, since I have not been very good about writing, ever.

Anyway, I thought you might get a kick out of my newest quilt, Wild Child. This is some of the fantastic fabric I bought from Alexander Henry's "stash." Think I'll make some kits from this baby....

Happy Quilters Arrive in Hollywood

On our way to Fame and Fortune? I can wish, can't I? O.K., so my "Wishing Star" has not even been sighted yet; it is fun to dream. At least the Happy part of my Title is true. Those huge smiles on our faces are due to several factors: first, we are just delighted to be in the presence of our cousin, Chris. (She is the one in the middle), second, we just got finished eating the best sushi, ever.

By the way, I am the one on the left, my daughter and best worker, Brandy, is the one on the right (another reason for me to be smiling)